Offshore FPSO News - page 111


N’Goma sailaway

Dec 09, 2014

Watch as Eni shows the journey of the N’Goma FPSO as it sails away from Singapore and arrives at the Paenal yard for module lifting. SBM Offshore discussed the makings of its Paenal Shipyard in OE's October 2014 issue. The vessel…

Eni begins West Hub production off Angola

Dec 08, 2014

Italian giant Eni began production of first oil from its West Hub Development project in Block 15/06, offshore Angola. N’Goma. From SBM Offshore.   Block 15/06 covers about 2984sq km…

West Alpha to drill at Balder for ExxonMobil

Dec 08, 2014

ExxonMobil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig on the Balder field, in the central North Sea. The West Alpha. From North Atlantic Drilling…

Modec FPSO achieves first oil off Brazil

Dec 08, 2014

Modec’s Cidade de Mangaratiba MV 24 floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel achieved first oil production in October in the BM-S-11 block, located in the giant pre-salt Santos basin, offshore Brazil. The Cidade de Mangaratiba…

Petrobras picks Modec-Schanin for FPSO gig

Dec 02, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) awarded Modec, Inc. and Brazilian partner Schahin Group a contract to supply, charter, and for the operation of a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestica fields offshore Brazil…

First oil from Maari field

Dec 01, 2014

Oil production has started at from a previously undrained compartment at OMV’s US$255 million Maari redevelopment, located around 80km off the Taranaki coast of New Zealand. The MR-8A well, the second in the drilling campaign, was side…

Mega-projects: mega spending

Dec 01, 2014

Offshore oil and gas mega projects are increasing in scale and cost. Some 41% of ExxonMobil’s 2015 capital spending for projects under construction in 2015 is likely to be directed to one project alone. Neda Djahansouzi, Energy Researcher…

JDR awarded Abo umbilical contract

Nov 25, 2014

Service company Royal Niger Emerging Technologies has awarded JDR a fast-track contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55km hybrid steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical. The umbilical, designed to…

CNOOC begins oil production at Huizhou-Xijiang

Nov 24, 2014

China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) has begun production from the Huizhou 25-8 oilfield and Xijiang 24-3 oilfield in the South China Sea, known as the Xijiang 24-1 District joint development project.   Xijiang 24-3 facility…

Petrobras hits with Cidade de Ilhabela

Nov 24, 2014

Petrobras hit first oil with the floating production and storage offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Ilhabela in the Sapinhoá field in the pre-salt Santos basin, offshore Brazil. Cidade de Ilhabela. From BG Group…

UK FPSO guidelines published

Nov 24, 2014

Oil & Gas UK has published two updated sets of guidelines to help operators of floating production storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs), floating storage units (FSUs) and offtake tankers to adopt advances in industry good practice. Oil & Gas UK’s operations director…

Petrobras starts-up 5th FPSO in Brazil

Nov 21, 2014

Brazil's Petrobras is bring its Cidade de Ilhabela floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel onstream to operate in the pre-salt Santos basin, offshore Brazil, according to partner BG Group. Cidade de Ilhabela…

BW Offshore chairman retires

Nov 20, 2014

Dr. Helmut Sohmen has announced his retirement, effective 20 November 2014, as Chairman of the Board of BW Offshore Ltd., which owns and operates floating production systems worldwide. He has served as Chair since 2005. Andreas Sohmen…

First modules ready for Petrobras FPSO

Nov 14, 2014

The Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal (CTF) consortium of Rheinmetall International Engineering, and Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia, delivered two modules for the first of a series of six floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

Initial phase FPSO plan for Sea Lion

Nov 14, 2014

International independent Premier Oil has said its Falklands Sea Lion development is to be scaled back, initially, to make it a phased development due to rising costs and low oil prices.  Initial costs on an initial, smaller floating…

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